City of Garland, TX

  • Managing Director - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts (PRCAD)

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/3/2019 7:54 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    PRCAD - Admin/Development
    Job Family
    Managing Director
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on Qualifications
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Executive Career Opportunity


    To learn more about the position, department and the Garland community, click on the link below to review the recruitment brochure.


    Recruitment Brochure


    The salary will be commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.


    Responsible for planning, implementing, and directing all activities of the Parks Operations, Recreation, Events and Cultural Arts Divisions to meet the needs of the City and its residents. Also responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of operational goals and objectives, programs, and procedures according to established City Directives and Departmental policies and ordinances.


    Number of Direct Reports (include titles): Parks Director, Recreation Director, Cultural Arts Director, Event Administrator, and Sr. Parks Planner



    Essential Job Functions

    1. Establish departmental goals, long-range plans, objectives, policies, directives, regulations and standard operating procedures based upon the needs of the City and the Parks Operations, Recreation, Events and Cultural Arts Divisions.
    2. Direct and develop long- and short-range plans for capital improvement projects. Plan and monitor projects through meetings with City staff, architects, engineers, contractors, citizens, and others.
    3. Respond to all special research requests and coordinate responses with the City Manager and/or City Council to provide accurate and timely results.
    4. Maintain effective public relations and handle community issues in a tactful and courteous manner.
    5. Objectively review and handle citizen inquiries as needed.
    6. Represent the City at local, state and national organizations and at professional activities to maintain the image of the City and to create public support for departmental programs.
    7. Oversee and approve the annual budget for the Parks Operations, Recreation, Events and Cultural Arts Divisions.
    8. Prepare cost estimates to plan and provide improvements to park, recreation and cultural arts facilities.
    9. Direct the operations of each division to assure that the desired level of service is being provided.
    10. Train and develop departmental personnel to ensure adequate knowledge of current planning procedures and methods.
    11. Assess staffing needs through analysis of organizational structure, management and leadership development.
    12. Remain abreast of new developments in Federal, State and local laws and regulations.


    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education & Experience

    • A Masters Degree is preferred
    • 10+ years of experience in Parks, Recreation, and/or Cultural Arts Departments
    • 5 – 7 years experience in Government Management role
    • Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certification
    • Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) Certification

    Skills & Abilities:

    • Extensive knowledge with federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations that are pertinent to the management and operation of parks, recreation programs and facilities
    • Skill in using principles and practices that are applicable to land use, contract development and administration
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City administration, officials or other agencies, and the general public
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to plan, develop, and implement varied policies and procedures

    Licenses & Certifications

    Valid Class C Texas driver's license
    Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certification, preferred
    Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) Certification, preferred

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


    Models Organizational Values
    Community/Organizational Relationships
    Managing People
    Fiscal Management
    Strategic Focus/Visioning

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     Bachelor’s Degree in Park Management/Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field of study
     10+ years experience in Parks and Recreation administration
     5 years experience in a management role
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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